HORROR OCTORBOR 666: Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977)

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This week, we close out Horror Octorbor 666 with our final piece of Satanic cinema – 1977’s bizarre sequel Exorcist II: The Heretic!

Journeyman film critic extraordinaire Jacob Oller joins us as we break down John Boorman’s out-there followup to the William Friedkin classic, as young Regan (Linda Blair) teams up with a disgraced priest (Richard Burton) and a psychiatrist (Louise Fletcher) to chase the demon Pazuzu everywhere from Deepest Africa to Regan’s childhood home from the first film.

Along the way, we get supernatural hypnosis machines, James Earl Jones in a tribal locust outfit, and much more. Check out our podcast, along with our custom cocktail and drinking game below!

(Thanks to our sponsor Cards Against Humanity as part of the Chicago Podcast Coop!)

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THIS EPISODE’S DRINK:

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DRINKING RULES FOR EXORCIST 2 THE HERETIC:

  1. Any time you see a child rolling a foam octagon down the hallway for no reason
  2. Every time you see the bright glow of the synchronizer on people’s faces, whether or not they’re hooked up
  3. Whenever you see locusts

FINISH YOUR DRINK WHEN:

Kokumo growls, “If Pazuzu comes for you, I will spit a leopard.”

Next week, we air our live podcast from the Chicago Podcast Festival, where we discuss the horror anthology film Trick ‘r Treat!

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About Clint Worthington

Clint Worthington is a Chicago-based film critic and podcaster. A member of the Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle, you can find his other film work at Consequence of Sound, Crooked Marquee and UPROXX. He is also the co-host of Nathan Rabin's Happy Cast.

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